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Divorce and Bankruptcy Planning

September 19, 2018
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By: Jamie L. Harris

For many couples facing a potential divorce, dealing with marital debt and property settlement arrangements can be overwhelming.  Financial issues frequently cause divorce. Rather than assigning liability to your various marital debts, it may be simpler to file a joint petition for bankruptcy relief […]

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Does my spouse have to file bankruptcy?

Does my spouse have to file bankruptcy?

January 27, 2015
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I’m married, does my spouse have to file bankruptcy?

by Jamie L. Harris

I frequently meet with individuals for consultation regarding personal bankruptcy and one of the most commonly asked questions is “does my spouse have to file bankruptcy” relief.  There is no requirement that […]

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Divorce & Bankruptcy

December 29, 2014
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By Jamie L. Harris

Divorce and bankruptcy are closely related, especially since many divorces are caused by financial problems.  A couple going through divorce should explore if a joint bankruptcy filing is beneficial.

First, a couple must be legally married to file a joint bankruptcy petition.  A couple […]

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Alimony, Maintenance or Support, Oh My!

July 24, 2014
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If a soon-to-be debtor is divorced or is going through a divorce, one of the things that a bankruptcy practitioner must look at is the property settlement agreement, the notice of division or property, whatever you want to call it.  The bankruptcy attorney better know what […]

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